Definition of Child

1. Noun. A young person of either sex. "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"

2. Noun. A human offspring (son or daughter) of any age. "They were able to send their kids to college"
Exact synonyms: Kid
Group relationships: Family, Family Unit
Specialized synonyms: Army Brat, Babe, Baby, Infant, Female Offspring, Male Offspring, Man-child, Stepchild
Generic synonyms: Issue, Offspring, Progeny
Antonyms: Parent

3. Noun. An immature childish person. "Stop being a baby!"
Exact synonyms: Baby
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Derivative terms: Babyhood, Childhood

4. Noun. A member of a clan or tribe. "The children of Israel"
Generic synonyms: Descendant, Descendent

Definition of Child

1. n. A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of human parents; -- in law, legitimate offspring. Used also of animals and plants.

2. v. i. To give birth; to produce young.

Definition of Child

1. Noun. A daughter or son. ¹

2. Noun. A person who is below the age of adulthood; a minor (gloss person who is below the legal age of responsibility or accountability). ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A data item, process or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another data item, process or object. ¹

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Definition of Child

1. a young person [n CHILDREN]

Medical Definition of Child

1. A person 6 to 12 years of age. An individual 2 to 5 years old is child, preschool. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Child

chikungunya virus
chilaiditi syndrome
chilblain lupus
chilblain lupus erythematosus
child (current term)
child's body
child's game
child's play
child's room
child advocacy
child behaviour
child behaviour disorders

Literary usage of Child

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The abstraction of blood by one or two leeches over the upper part of the breast-bone is recommended by many physiciens when the child is robust and the ..."

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